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Italy: Commemorative Cross for the Campaign in Spain 1936-1939 (Croce Commemorativa della Campagna di Spagna)



A contemporary 'war economy' die-cast example in brass metal with ring suspension, fitted with a replacement riband

Dimension of the cross arms is approx 36.8mm

Provenance: Lot 1238 DNW 26 September 2018

The decoration was instituted in 1940, for award to members of The Corps of Volunteer Troops (Corpo Truppe Volontarie, or CTV) who had distinguished themselves in battle during the Spanish Civil War. The Corps of Volunteer Troops, or CTV, was the Fascist Italian expeditionary force sent to Spain to support the Nationalist forces under General Francisco Franco against the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The ranks of the CTC were drawn from amongst both Italian regulars of the Italian Armed Forces, as well as Fascist Militia who had volunteered for overseas service in Spain. It is estimated that more then 78,000 x Italians served in Spain, of which more then 3,000 were killed in action and between approximately 10,500-12,000 were wounded

Condition: GF

Code: 19054

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Italy: War Medal 1940-43 (La medaglia commemorativa del periodo bellico 1940?43). With 1 x clasp '1943'


Note: The medal is correctly dated 1940-1943 (War against the Allies), but the riband is that for 'The War for Liberation' (i.e. War against fascists). The clasp 1943 was the only clasp that could be worn on both ribands. Presumbely the veteran who wore or received this medal was one of the many Italians who transferred their loyalty in the period 1943 and thus had fought on opposing sides........

Initially Instituted as a 'War Memorial Badge' (Riband) on 17 November 1948, the award was restyled a Medal by the Decree of 6 May 1959. The basic qualifying criteria was 3 months service, in the uniformed services of the state, during the war 'against the allies'. The time element was waived in case of those killed or wounded on active service, or for those decorated for bravery or mentioned in despatches

The 4 x service clasps designated for award with this medal are;

"1940" "1941" "1942" & "1943"

Condition: GVF

Code: 19283

20.00 GBP


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Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of Liberation 1943-45 (Medaglia della Guerra di Liberazione 1943-45). With 1 x clasp '1945'


Initially Instituted as a 'War Memorial Badge' (Riband) on 17 November 1948, the award was restyled a Medal by the Decree of 6 May 1959. The basic qualifying criteria was 3 months service, in the uniformed services of the state, or in partisan forces during the 'Anti-Fascist' War. The time element was waived in case of those killed or wounded on active service, or for those decorated for bravery or mentioned in despatches

The 4 x service clasps designated for award with this medal are;

"1943" "1944" "1945" & "1946"

Condition: About EF

Code: 19282

20.00 GBP


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Italy: Interallied Victory Medal 1918. With makers marks for 'Sacchini, Milano'


Condition: GVF

Code: 19055

25.00 GBP


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Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp. With makers for 'Sacchini, Milano'


Fitted with original soiled silk 'moire' riband.

Condition: About GVF

Code: 19061

20.00 GBP


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Italy: Africa Campaign Medal 1887-1898. Bronze issue. No clasp

The medal was first instituted in 1894, and made retrospective to include campaigns dating back to 1884

The geogrpahic scope of this campaign medal covered many areas and campaigns that took place in the Horn of Africa, during the colonial 'Scramble for Africa'. Most notable in this period was the ill-fated Italian expedition to Ethiopia 1895.1896, where at the Battle of Adowa,on 1 March 1896 an Italian force of approximately 17,700 men was defeated by the Ethiopians - with the Italians losing an estimated 6394 men killed in the battle (Ethiopian losses are estimated to have been 3867 killed)

Condition: About EF

Code: 19067

85.00 GBP


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Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. No clasp With makers marks for 'S. J. Johnson Milano'


Condition: GVF

Code: 19062

20.00 GBP


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Italy: War Commemorative Medal 1915-1918. Type I. With dated clasp '1917'. With makers marks for 'S. Johnson Milano'


Condition: GVF

Code: 19059

30.00 GBP


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Italy: Medal of Merit for Friuli Earthquake 1976. 3rd Class ?Bronze? issue. 2nd type


For civilians recommended for their distinguished services in the emergency and humanitarian services rendered after the Earthquake, the medal was awarded as a medal of merit in three classes, and with a distinctive riband with 4 x vertical stripes. Subsequently when the medal was awarded to the uniformed services, the medal was only awarded in bronze grade, and with a riband of 3 x vertical stripes

The medal here offered is in bronze denoting a ?3rd Class? merit award, withfirst type riband, having four vertical stripes (second type ribands have 3 x vertical stripes). The medal is of the second type without designer?s signature on obverse

A scarce seen modern ?Earthquake? emergency medal

Condition: EF

Code: 19053

45.00 GBP


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Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of 1915-1918 (Medaglia Commemorativa della Guerra 1915-1918)


This the medal type struck by Societ? Italiana Medaglia of Rome

Condition: GVF

Code: 16261

20.00 GBP


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